Tracing the Roots of Occupational Therapy

“Four Belgian WW1 veterans with prosthetic arms working in a machine shop in 1917. The occupational therapy took place at the Institute de Port Villez, Belgium” Did you know that the field of occupational therapy (OT) did not exist until the early 1900’s? Even though occupational therapy is relatively a new profession compared to other…

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How Does Occupational Therapy Work and Why Is It So Important? 

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Occupational therapy helps patients regain daily living skills that are necessary for everyday activities. Occupational therapy (OT) helps treat people who are injured, disabled or ill through the use of various techniques and exercises. The goal is to help them re-gain independence and be safe in their environment. Therapy can also help patients recover from…

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy helps patients regain daily living skills that are necessary for everyday activities. Occupational Therapy has been in existence for at least as long as 1917, when it officially became a profession. Created initially to help engage those with mental illness with their professions, it has since evolved to become much more than that.…

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The Importance of Therapy after a Brain Injury

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injuries can be very complex, and no two brain injuries are exactly the same. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, an acquired brain injury is one that happens in the course of someone’s lifetime, and it is not congenital or induced by trauma during birth. These types…

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How Occupational Therapy Works

Are you in need of occupational therapy and wondering how it works? We can help you. Occupational therapy (OT) helps treat injured, disabled or ill patients through the use of various techniques and exercises. This helps patients perform everyday activities. Therapy also helps patients recover and improve their conditions. They type of exercises that are…

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How Occupational Therapy Started

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2019 there were 143,300 jobs for occupational therapists and 55,100 jobs for OT assistants and aides. However did you know that the field of occupational therapy did not exist until the early 1900’s. Compared to other medical fields, OT is a relatively new field. In…

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Why Occupational Therapy is Important

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Occupational therapy helps patients regain daily living skills that are necessary for everyday activities or what one may refer to as ‘occupations’. An occupational therapist (OT) creates a treatment plan specific to the patient as per their diagnosis and physical needs. An occupational therapy assistant can help carry out the treatment with the patient. An…

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